Throughout time, stories are chopped and changed until there is nothing left but lies surrounding a single element of truth.
When it comes to the gods, these stories are no different. When you add in a charismatic, though somewhat deceptive god by the name of Hermes, it certainly complicates matters.

Prometheus was a titan, who possessed the gift of foresight and he loved the mortals even more than he did the gods. His gift of foresight showed him all that the mortals would achieve. They held such great promise, but they would need a little help along the way.

To help them advance, Prometheus stole fire from the king of the gods, Zeus. Of course, my father was furious. His fury caused him to enlist the other Olympians to create a human woman, so beautiful, so tempting and yet so curious. He gifted her with a pithos which contained all the wickeds of man.

Zeus knew that this woman’s curiosity would force her to unleash the curse upon mankind. This woman’s name was Pandora and as the tales go, she was supposedly mortal. But one should know better than to believe everything they read in fairy tales because even fairy tales are filled with lies.

Now you see, Prometheus had a brother named Epimetheus who held the gift of ‘afterthought’. Prometheus knew that his brother could be somewhat foolish, so he warned him not to accept any gifts from the gods.
But when Epimetheus saw Pandora, he instantly fell in love, just like an old love spell.

Pandora brought with her the jar that she was never supposed to open and naturally her curiosity got the better of her.
The moment she opened it, she cursed the world and unleashed chaos. Panicked, she was out of ideas on how to fix her mistake, so she did the only thing she could do. She reopened the lid, this time letting out the last element… Hope. This made everything right with the world, or so the story goes.

Zeus, the great and powerful king of the gods ruled with an iron fist. He also loved a lot of women. But he was also the object of anger for many gods who felt powerless to take out their vengeance. Hera, Hades, and even Poseidon all had their reasons.

Now, I know you know all of this… These are the stories you read about in literature… But I must confess, they didn’t happen in the same way you were taught… and there are reasons behind that.

When it comes to the gods, the truth can cause so much unnecessary destruction and I don’t just mean in an Olympian Game of Thrones sort of way… But in a way that might become irreversible affecting even time and space.

This brings me back to the subject of the charismatic but cleverly-tongued Hermes. Well, just like Prometheus, he loved the mortals. He could play the lyre like nobody’s business, he escorted souls to the underworld… until Hekate took over. Did you know he could even travel through alternate dimensions? It only sounds like nonsense, because your science hasn’t yet taught you that alternate dimensions exist… But it will.

Regardless, there were certain actions that Hermes… Correction, that I took. There were certain allegiances that I made and there were reasons behind those lies that have buried the truths throughout time. I owe it to humanity to confess the truths behind the lies. So here goes nothing.

You see, Pandora never opened the pithos. It was kept safe and well-hidden. While we’re on the subject of Pandora, do you really believe that she was the first human woman and the equivalent of Christianity’s Eve? Believe it or not, that was a lie.  Her identity was kept a secret for the safety of her descendants, just like the pithos.

That brings us to Zeus. Well, let’s just say, that he got what was coming to him by those he hurt the most.

But now the time has come. The pithos is about to be opened and the ancient curse is about to be unleashed. I apologise that I couldn’t hold it off forever. I am just a mere messenger carrying out my duties.

There will be chaos, but there will also be hope. There will be torment, fear, and death, but there will also be a new beginning. Remember, to have hope.

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About Reign Atkins

I'm Reign Atkins, author of the Hope series and I've also been known to write a few fanfictions under the alias of Mind Marvel!

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